DRM-free gaming service GOG is introducing its own take on Early Access. Thanks to things like strict curation, a version rollback feature, and generous refunds, I’m super into it. I hope Valve is taking notes.
1994’s FPS-RPG, System Shock, is an important game. It was an influence on not just BioShock and its sequels, but also a variety of game series in between, like Half-Life and Deus Ex. It was also a bitch to play on modern PCs, which is fortunately something this re-release should help with.
Above, via Kotaku reader SilentAssassn87, a lovely little dig from the developers of The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red, who are quite critical of the restrictive anti-piracy method known as Digital Rights Management (DRM).
Last week, gaming deal site GOG released their Galaxy library app. PC users have had Steam for a long time, but GOG wants Galaxy to improve the status quo. Here’s why it’s worth adding to your repertoire.
Last year, the folks behind GOG announced plans to launch their own PC gaming service, GOG Galaxy, to compete with Steam and Origin. Today, it’s finally going public.
Well this is interesting: GOG.com, the digital retailer best known for selling old games without DRM, is branching out into film and TV.
I use Steam all the time. You use Steam all the time. It's our warm, safe PC gaming tree fort, the place where we gather to play with new toys and roughhouse online with all our friends. It's also changing big-time, and we desperately need an alternative. Here's hoping the recently announced GOG Galaxy can finally…
Good Old Games—the digital store for retro games—just announced a new service called GOG Galaxy. It's a DRM-free online service designed to offer auto-updating, cross-play, and an optional client for your PC games.
There are plenty of places to pick up great PC games, whether you're looking for something just-released or a classic treasure. Still, some are better than others, either thanks to their deals, selection, approach to DRM, or support for indie games. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.
Last year, digital retailer GOG.com ran a one-week promotion for charity, offering up a large bundle of games at a discount. As it turns out, a lot of people were interested.
It's—you guessed it—a legal issue.
The convenience of digital downloads comes with a price: you might not have to deal with physical media, but you normally can't return the stuff you purchase on major distribution platforms like Steam either. But increasingly, other smaller services are willing to treat digital games a bit more like physical ones.
Wing Commander is once again complete. With today's release of Wing Commander: Armada on GOG, each and every title from the classic space sim series has now been modernized for today's PCs. Well, except for Wing Commander Arena. But it's probably better that way.
I’m not sure who entrusted a mere child with time traveling goggles, but I’m glad somebody did because Lilly Looking Through is an enchanting experience about switching between time.
Today in Dumb Yet Hilarious Publicity Stunts, here's online gaming store Good Old Games honoring the U.S. government shutdown with a special sale.
It's raining expansion packs. GOG, still celebrating its fifth birthday, has made the expansion packs for five classic Bullfrog games available for free. So, owners of Syndicate, Dungeon Keeper, Magic Carpet, Populous, or Populous: The Beginning, know that another small part of your childhood has now been restored.
After Saints Row 4, Stan Bush's "The Touch" makes yet another appearance in a video game context—this time, the Shadow Warrior reboot's launch trailer. And it is glorious.
A deeply unsettling horror-adventure game makes a return. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, the '95 point-and-click adventure based on the sci-fi short story of the same name, is once again available via GOG. It's one of Kotaku's must-play classic PC games, so you might wanna take a look—but prepare to be depressed.
Shelter, the game where you're a badger mum protecting her cubs, is now out. You can grab it on Steam, GOG, or get it directly from the developers at their website. Above is the game's release trailer, titled "Fall Again," and should you be interested in how Shelter looks in action, you can watch us play the game here.